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HOSTS: (Left to right) Gary Mortensen Ted Branson Sharon Sandomirsky

Strictly Bluegrass is one of the first programs on KOOP radio and the only radio program dedicated to playing Bluegrass music in Central Texas.

For information on bluegrass jams, shows, and festivals, visit the Central Texas Bluegrass Bluegrass Association website.

Host Biographies

Sharon Sandomirsky  

(Programmer of Record)

Sharon has been involved in music all her adult life and has played with   the   Fuzzy Mountain String Band as well as two collaborations with Alice Gerrard. Sharon currently plays rhythm guitar and sings with the central Texas band Hill Country Harmonizers.   Sharon also co-founded the Sugar Hill Records label.

Ted Branson  

Ted Branson arrived in Austin, Texas 45 years ago, has traveled all over North America and acquired a huge music collection on Vinyl and CD. After meeting and seeing Don Stover perform in a Brooklyn Ontario house concert 1971, Ted received a Framus 5 string banjo for Christmas, began jamming in Bluegrass Festival campgrounds, playing on street corners , watching acts perform like The Earl Scruggs Revue, Doug Dillard, John Hartford, The Country Gazette, The Country Gentlemen,  , Doc and Merle Watson, Jimmy Martin and Mac Wiseman. Ted also hosts Under the X in Texas on KOOP Radio every Tuesday morning at 9:00 -11am and internet only Tuesday's 8am-9am   A Blues Groove..

Gary Mortensen   

 Gary Mortensen has been involved with music all his life – initially, as a woodwind player in school and in the Army Band. But the “Folk Scare” of the sixties hit him hard and he became hopelessly involved in various forms of string band music, including bluegrass, country, Western swing, Eastern swing – everything except rock and roll.

Originally, from Chicago, Gary lived in TX from 2002 through 2011, then spent three years back up north, but has recently returned to TX to stay! He was one of the hosts of Strictly Bluegrass during 2011 and is very excited to be back in the fold!




     10   Gary  

     17 sharon  with Steve Barber

     24  Ted

JULY 1 sharon with Gary

      8 Ted

     15  Gary

     22  Ted

     29 sharon  with Steve Barber


      5  Gary

      12 sharon with Gary

      19   ted

      26   sharon  with Steve Barber





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Strictly Bluegrass

Artist Titlesort descending Album Play time

big country bluegrass

Sun, 7/13/14 - 10:28 am Album | Track

JD Crowe

Sun, 8/10/14 - 10:35 am Album | Track

devin jake sophia johnson

Sun, 2/26/17 - 4:10 pm Album | Track

slim richey

jazz grass

Sun, 6/21/15 - 10:50 am Album | Track

gibson brothers

Sun, 2/26/17 - 4:05 pm Album | Track

bluegrass cardinals

Sun, 6/18/17 - 3:02 pm Album | Track

rose maddox

Sun, 2/26/17 - 4:02 pm Album | Track

joe mullins

hymns from the hills

Sun, 7/13/14 - 11:44 am Album | Track

Alan munde joe carr

Sun, 2/26/17 - 5:17 pm Album | Track

Curly Seckler

Sun, 5/28/17 - 4:30 pm Album | Track

alan munde

Sun, 7/13/14 - 10:41 am Album | Track

Sam Bush & David Grisman

'Cept Old Bill

Hold On, We're Strummin'

Sun, 1/11/15 - 11:16 am Album | Track

All Night Gang

'Til The End Of The World

BG From Nashville

Sun, 7/31/16 - 11:13 am Album | Track

David Grisman

'Til the End of The World Rolls 'Round

The David Grisman Rounder Album

Sun, 2/7/16 - 11:50 am Album | Track

Old & In The Way

'Til The End Of The World Rolls Around


Sun, 1/7/18 - 4:17 pm Album | Track

Old & In The Way

'Til The End Of The World...


Sun, 7/31/16 - 10:21 am Album | Track

Old & In The Way

'Til The End Of The World...


Sun, 10/25/15 - 10:55 am Album | Track

Jim & Jesse and The Virginia Boys

'Till These Dreams Come True

Radio Shows

Sun, 1/3/16 - 10:57 am Album | Track

Mac Wiseman & Alison Krauss

'Tis Sweet To Be Remembered

Mac Wiseman I Sang the Song

Sun, 1/22/17 - 5:33 pm Album | Track

Laura Cash

'Tis Sweet to Be Remembered

Among My Souvenirs

Sun, 8/14/16 - 11:22 am Album | Track


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